Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
than before. >> talk about strange b bedfellows, president obama and governor chris christie now united in crisis. they have been working closely to clean up new jersey after superstorm sandy left parts of the state in ruins, but christie's been far from friendly with the president in the past, acting as one of mitt romney's most outspoken attack dogs, slamming the president's leadership in stump speeches and campaign rallies all year. listen to christie just two weeks ago. >> he never ran anything in his life so the president doesn't know how to lead. we watch what he's been like for the past four years. he's like a man wandering around a dark room, hand up against the wall, clutching for the light switch of leadership, and he just can't find it, and he won't find it in the next 18 days! >> apparently governor christie thinks the governor has found it. cnn contributors errol lewis and eric join us. i want to read a tweet you posted not too long ago. it's so cute that obama is trying to look like he's in charge with the hurricane. someone should ask the libyan consulate for a com
Nov 4, 2012 5:00am PST
saying cnn. "snl" had a good fun with the fall-out including chris christie's glowing review of the president. take a look at this. >> also, i would like to give sincere thanks to president obama for how he handled the situation. on election day i'm voting for mitt romney, but if i had to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. he has been amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a true inspiration. again, being a good soldier, i'll vote for romney, but i'm going to hate it. do you hear me? >> early voting has come to a close in many states, but sandy hitting new jersey is allowing voters to fax in their ballots and e-mail them in. so many rules on early voting, voter id, and provisional ballots. the use of poll monitors is growing, but the new rules are also creating confusion over the role and responsibilities those monitors have. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns explains. >> reporter: long lines in south florida and in cincinnati, ohio, as early voting comes to a close. those aren't the only crowds this hotly contested election has att
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
not have halloween in new jersey wednesday night. governor chris christie postponed it by executive order until monday. however, he did spend the day scaring the held out of republicans by praising president obama. >> but everyone's asking how was this storm going to affect the election? and i think it's given obama momentum. i mean, obviously he didn't plan it. they'll try to blame it on him, of course. but it's because of how he's handled it. he approached it so differently than bush. he showed up. >>> thanks for watching today. the next hour of "cnn saturday morning" starts right now. from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. president obama and governor romney focus on the swing states as both candidates make their final push. in the aftermath of super storm sandy, gas rationing starts in new jersey today in an effort to cut down on those long lines at the gas station. plus, during this tragedy, a man has become a much-needed angel to one new jersey community. >>> just three days to go until election day and
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
. just yesterday governor chris christie. the governor issued a mandatory vakz evacuation for the state's barrier islands, but for the casinos as well. >> this morning i formally declared a state of emergency in anticipation of hurricane sandy, which is expected to be a severe and a potentially devastating storm that will hit new jersey beginning sunday night and be in full force by monday. >> that's new jersey. in washington d.c. similar situation. you have store shelves that are quickly clearing out as people who live there, they're heading to the store. they're preparing for the worst. the mayor of washington d.c., vincent gray, he declared a state of emergency just yesterday, and city workers have already started prepping for clean-up. city leaders say they will maintain contact with people in the area throughout the next couple of days on social media sites, facebook, twitter. look for that. in maryland also a state of emergency has been declared. in fact, in annapolis they're moving sand and sand bags in to place just to protect people who live there, people who work there.